updated 02:55 pm EDT, Fri April 25, 2008
Salesforce going Mac?
Salesforce, a major corporation responsible for developing CRM software and related products, may be on the verge of a switching all of its computers from PCs to the Mac platform, an unidentified source claims. The company is currently said to have an agreement with Dell, but as licenses expire, its IT department is allegedly planning to replace each PC with a new Mac. The reason for this is security, as the company is said to favor the extra expense of buying Macs over the even greater costs it is paying to safeguard Windows systems. Some 4,000 computers would have to be replaced.
Salesforce is known, however, to already have a fairly close relationship with Apple, as it was an early corporate adopter of the iPhone, and it was brought on-stage at Apple's recent iPhone SDK event. The company is currently developing a native iPhone version of its CRM software.